The Phoenix is a mythical bird that has been incorporated, over the history of humanity, into cultural stories and religions around the world. The story is that 'When the Phoenix feels the end of her existence approaching, she builds a nest, sets it on fire, and is consumed by the flames. From the pile of ashes, a new Phoenix arises, renewed and powerful.
The Phoenix speaks to many themes (archetypes) including eternal life, death, resurrection, recovery, rebirth, renewal, fresh beginnings, self-regeneration, and healing. She symbolizes the eternal flame which be be faith, transformation, or will. Continually morphing, she represents the idea that the end is only the beginning.
The Phoenix can be a helpful symbol when you feel your need to regenerate any area of your life. This could be your health, relationship(s), a creative endeavor, your environment, your attitude, or the way you view the world. At the heart of Phoenix symbolism and meaning is faith, and knowing that you can begin again. Like the Phoenix, one can navigate through difficult periods in life and come through them stronger and more resilient than ever.
With the help of psychotherapy, you can discover inner strength, hope, and perseverance, and develop strategies and tools to make positive changes in your life; rising from the ashes of your own challenges to make something meaningful out of them.
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Cindi Bockwitz, MA, LPC, RPT-S
1982 A.A. Biology & Earth Science Concentration
1985 B.A. Human Growth & Development (Univ. of Texas) minor:
1993 M.A. Marriage & Family Psychology (Texas Woman's Univ)
1994-1995 Post Graduate Training in Play Therapy & Supervision
1997 Evaluation & Treatment in Marital Therapy (45 hrs)
1985 (TX) Secondary Teaching Certification
(Psychology & Earth Science)
1992 (TX) Licensed Professional Counselor (inactive)
1993 (TX) Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (inactive)
1993 (GA) Licensed Professional Counselor (active)
1999 (APT) Nationally Registered Play Therapist & Supervisor
Private Practice, LPC, RPT-S (1993-present)
Southern Psychological Associates - Psychometrician (2011-2017)
Ga. Diagnostic & Classification Prison - Intake & Assessment (2007-2010)
Laurel Heights Therapeutic Foster Care Program - Therapist (2001-2007)
Emory Parkway Medical Center -Intake & Assessment (2001)
Dr. Susan Hughes May & Associates - Psychometrician (2000-2005)
Laurel Heights Residential Treatment Ctr - Unit Team Leader(1994-2000)
The Resource (Community Counseling) Ctr - Counselor (1993-1994)
Twin Lakes Psychiatric Hospital -Counselor (1990-1992)
Trinity Counseling Ctr -Counselor (1989-1993)
Arbor Creek Hospital -Staff Counselor (1989-1989)
Timberlawn Psychiatric Hospital - Mental Health Tech. (1984-1985)
Cumulative Continuing Education Hours: 1,104.75
Cumulative Psychopharmacology Education Hours: 34 .00
Georgia Perimeter College - Psychology Instructor (1993-2015)
Argosy University - Practicum/Internship Seminar Leader (2001-2006) &
Agnes Scott College - Interim Psychology Instructor (2011)
Texas Woman's University- Instructor of Psychology (1988-1992)
Professional Memberships & Associations:
GA Licensed Professional Counselors Assn.
American Psychological Assn.
South Georgia Assn. for Play Therapy
Georgia Assn for Marriage & Family Therapy, Metro Atlanta Chapter
Board of Officers (2011-2012)
(International) Association for Play Therapy
Georgia Assn for Play Therapy, Board of Officers (2002-2004)